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Labrador Brings Home Convicted Sex Offender's Skull: U.S. Marshals

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

Authorities say a Labrador retriever did her job when she retrieved a skull identified as that of a convicted Texas sex offender, who was one of the U...

Combat PTSD Stigma Made Worse by Fort Hood Shooting Media Coverage

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Harry Croft, M.D

It is extremely challenging to get service members (and others) to get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD with the negative connotations people already heap atop mental illness, let alone with the insinuation that these people are somehow killers in waiting.

How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops

Ann Jones | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

Ivan Lopez's killings at Fort Hood, while on a scale not often matched, are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland, to bases and backyards nationwide.

The Right Question to Ask

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Here is what we know so far about the recent tragedy at Ft. Hood. We know that 34-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez was born in Puerto Rico. He...

Funeral Held For Fort Hood Victim

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Mourners gathered in Rolla, Missouri, on Saturday for the funeral of one of three U.S. soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at the Fort H...

Acts of Art: An Antidote for What Ails Us

Dawn Morais | Posted 06.11.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Sometimes timing drives home a message better than words possibly can. The tragic shooting yet again at Fort Hood and news of more random violence at schools, underline the very real urgency of the message Lulani Arquette had for the young audience she addressed in Honolulu recently.

Sending Love to Fort Hood

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Questions of "how/why" always remain during times of shock and trauma related to our country's tragedies around shootings. What we should know is that we cannot look the other way.

The Perils of Ignoring Military PTSD and Violence

Zachary Bell | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Zachary Bell

It was my job in the USMC to fight the enemy and in doing so resulted in experiences and memories that I will have until the end of my days. I have tried for too long to make sense of it all and have come to realize at the end of the day war is unjustifiable no matter what side you are on.

Finding Hope and Help in Tragedy

Kimberly Williams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Whenever a person with a mental disorder (or assumed to have a mental disorder), veteran or civilian, commits a violent act that makes headlines, there is a call to address the "mental health issue" in violent crimes. However, what is meant by the "mental health issue" is generally unclear. The fact is that killings and overall violence are extremely rare by people with serious mental illness.

Obama: Fort Hood Shooting Tears At Wounds Still Raw

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter...

Those Who Lost Loved Ones In 9/11, Sandy Hook Support Fort Hood Victims' Families

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of families who lost loved ones during Sept. 11, the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school and other attacks a...

Obama To Grieve With Victims' Families At Fort Hood

Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is rep...

Veterans Build Touching Fort Hood Memorial From Scraps

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact

Bob Butler and Bob Gordon are proving a soldier's service to his or her country never truly ends. Butler is an Army veteran who lives just a few mi...

Obama, Veterans Chief Discuss Fort Hood, Mental Health Challenges

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars have discussed the shooting...

What We Can Take Away From the Heartbreak at Fort Hood

Kait Sawyer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Kait Sawyer

So often when we suffer, we feel alone or as if ours is the most insurmountable pain there is, but our fellow man also suffers; we are not separate, but rather bound by paralleled sameness

The Bald Truth

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

This week, the Torah reading is anything but afraid to face the ugly truth.

Obama To Attend Fort Hood Memorial Service

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week...

Sequester May Hamper Military's Ability To Prevent Base Shootings, Senator Says

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

The across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester that took place in 2013 may have reduced the military's effectiveness at preventing base shoot...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week reminded us once again of the costs of accepting lowered expectations as the new normal. On Wednesday, a 5-4 Supreme Court decision struck down overall limits on campaign donations, further ceding our political system to the highest bidder in the guise of "free speech." On the same day, Ft. Hood, Texas suffered its second mass shooting in five years, as a married father of four, in a fit of anger, killed four people, including himself, and wounded 16 others. Senator Harry Reid introduced a background checks bill the next day, but it will likely suffer the same fate as the one that failed last year even with the support of 90 percent of Americans. The week ended with yet another middling jobs report, with just 192,000 added in March. All three of these things should spark urgent calls for reform and change, because accepting them as the new normal only guarantees more of the same.

Response to Fort Hood -- a Bigger Picture

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Stacy Bare

I believe, that regardless of diagnosis, all veterans need support in the transition from military life to veteran and civilian life and that this transition is not often an easy one.

Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son 'Must Not Have Been In Right Mind'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

The shooter who killed three fellow soldiers at Fort Hood this week was "surely affected" by the recent deaths of his mother and grandfather, accordin...

How To Help Fort Hood Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

As investigations into Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting continue to unfold, officials have asked supporters to donate what they can to help the victim...

Official: Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Was In Dispute Over Leave Before Rampage

The New York Times | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

Investigators were also looking into Specialist Lopez’s dispute with Army superiors who had denied his request for leave. He met with Fort Hood offi...

Hagel: Too Soon To Draw Conclusions From Fort Hood Shooting

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it's too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly ...

Female Military Officer, Chaplain, Wounded Soldiers Honored As Heroes In Fort Hood Shooting

Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

Reports of bravery and heroism are surfacing after the Fort Hood shooting in Texas on Wednesday. The base commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, used the...